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Episode 210: "Don't Tell Farmers How To Farm" with Jake Leguee
In this week’s episode, Tracy speaks with Jake Leguee, a Saskatchewan farmer, in a timely episode titled “Don’t Tell Farmers How To Farm.”
Have you noticed an increased interest in agriculture from the government, industry organizations, and the sustainable/green/environmentalism movement? If so, you are not alone, and that is exactly what Tracy and Jake speak about in this timely and much-needed conversation.
In this episode, Tracy and Jake discuss:
- Why Jake started his advocating journey with his blog titled “A Year In The Life Of A Farmer.”
- They chat about how our industry narrative has changed from farmers advocating to the public about food safety to what appears to be a new tidal wave of sustainable agriculture narratives and initiatives.
- Is the agriculture industry becoming the poster child for the green/climate/sustainable movement? Is this a good thing?
- They dive into agriculture policy and discuss a few key policies that have many farmers concerned. They start with the 30% fertilizer reduction by 2030.
- They discuss the carbon tax and the recent bill c234.
- Last but not least, they discuss climate change. Jake wrote a blog post title “Climate Change is Not the Apocalypse,” and he shares this thoughts and research on agriculture and climate change.
- Tracy asks Jake what keeps him up at night and what his mission is with his blog, advocacy, and speaking engagements.
If you are a farmer and have sincere concerns about the recent interest in agriculture, you will not want to miss this episode.
* Disclaimer - As always, this information is not intended to provide business or medical advice. To ensure that your own circumstances have been properly considered and that action is taken based on the latest information available, you should obtain professional advice from qualified business or medical professionals before acting on any of the information in this post.
Jake's Blog - "A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF A FARMER" leading & inspiring to grow a better future
Leguee Family Farms
My name is Jake Leguee, and I am a 3rd-generation farmer from southern Saskatchewan, Canada. I farm with several family members, and we grow canola, durum, wheat, lentils, peas and flax.
I’ve been involved in the agriculture industry for many years, and in that time, I’ve met farmers from around the world and I’ve conversed with policy makers and leadership at all levels. I’ve learned that less than 3% of Canadians farm, and most of them are unable to find good information on what farmers do and why they do it.
My blog “A Year In The Life Of A Farmer” is about having a conversation. As a farmer, I will share my views on the challenges we face as a society, with the perspective of someone who makes his living from Mother Nature and world markets dominated by economics, politics , and human emotion. In the past, I’ve written about GMOs, crop protection products, and the life of a farmer. Today, I’ll be sharing my perspective, and hoping to have conversations about how we can make things better.
I don’t profess to be an expert on anything – but, as a farmer, I think my perspective will be interesting to you.
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